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We are happy to announce we have three funding pots available during 2018. Below there is some brief information about each funding stream but please contact us for an application pack or for more information.

Lot 1 – Youth Diversionary Activities

In Staffordshire we saw the number of outdoor fires more than triple in spring 2017 compared to 2016. Between January and April 2016 there were 181 secondary fires throughout the county, this has risen to 590 during the same period in 2017. Approximately 76 per cent of these fires were caused deliberately.

We recognise that like many issues and challenges faced by local people the answers and solutions can often be found there too. More often than not it is local people who have the answers - the challenges of crime, anti-social behaviour, health and wellbeing and social isolation have all benefited from the innovation and dedication of local communities which is why…

We want community groups and organisations to help us reduce deliberate fires in specific areas within Newcastle and Stoke on Trent by offering young people positive activities during the school holidays in the summer.

The funding will ideally be used as match funding, however this is not essential. The amount of funding allocated towards this lot is £5350. The maximum bid is £2000 per application.

To apply please request an application pack: safercommunitiescic@staffordshirefire.gov.uk (deadline for this lot is 25 May 2018).


Lot 2 – Cooking Safety

In Staffordshire, 56% of fires in the home started in the kitchen during 2017. 63% of kitchen fires were caused by cooking and distraction whilst cooking. Unfortunately those over aged 55 are at more risk and the issues seem to be slightly worse in the local authorities of Stoke on Trent and Tamworth.

We recognise that like many issues and challenges faced by local people the answers and solutions can often be found there too. More often than not it is local people who have the answers - the challenges of crime, anti-social behaviour, health and wellbeing and social isolation have all benefited from the innovation and dedication of local communities which is why…

We want community groups and organisations to help us reduce cooking fires and increase healthy eating in people aged 55 and over in Stoke on Trent and Tamworth.

The funding will ideally be used as match funding, however this is not essential. The amount of funding allocated towards this lot is £2500 in Stoke on Trent and £2500 in Tamworth.

To apply please request an application pack: safercommunitiescic@staffordshirefire.gov.uk (deadline for this lot is 6 Sept 2018).


Lot 3 – Community Wellbeing

Safer Communities CIC recognise that like many issues and challenges faced by local people the answers and solutions can often be found there too. More often than not it is local people who have the answers - the challenges of crime, anti-social behaviour, health and wellbeing and social isolation have all benefited from the innovation and dedication of local communities which is why…

We want community groups and organisations to help us increase health, safety and wellbeing in their own communities. To help you along the way we are going to be awarding ten projects £500 to help your ideas get off the ground.

Previous projects include purchasing equipment for a cooking project, buying gardening tools for a community garden, purchasing high visibility vests and litter picks for a community tidy up group. Whatever it is you need – we will need to know how it will impact on the people you aim to work with.
The funding will ideally be used as match funding, however this is not essential.

To apply please request an application pack: safercommunitiescic@staffordshirefire.gov.uk. Please note there is no deadline but the applications will be awarded at the following times; 25th May 2018, 6th Sept 2018 and 28th November 2018.